Friday, August 26, 2011

Edit Me: 8.26.11

Edit Me
Disclaimer: This is not my photo. I did not take it.
Copyright belongs to the original photographer:
Jamie from Mommy's Camera

EDIT ME ANNOUNCEMENT: Kathryn over at Our Tiny Big Life is now co-hosting this weekly challenge with Branson!


My edit:

My steps:
When I opened in ACR and started adjusting sliders, I added lots of warmth and some more brightness. I also decreased the contrast.

After opening in pse8:
-ran an action from Isabelle LaFrance. I think it was Little Ballerina.
-tweaked the action layers a smidge.
-added 2 different bokeh layers - one on screen @ 80% and one on lighten @ 75%.
-added a soft vignette, my own secret recipe that I am trying to perfect.

My thoughts: Even though I forgot to crop, I LOOOVE it!!!!!! The "fairy garden" effect* was perfect for this photo. Plus, my vignette recipe is getting better and better each time I tweak it.

*THIS is the tutorial that I use for the "fairy garden" effect. I don't always follow it exactly, of course, but it's a great place to start learning so you can develop your own style of fairy garden.


Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I love what you did here- it looks so full of that summer feel!

Jamie H said...

Love the warmth and somewhat sun flare effect you gave it!

Kathryn said...

ethereal and definitely a summer twist. warm and lovely.